Four years ago, the United Nations created the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim of providing a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” Yet in the SDGS there is no mention of the illicit drug economies that for many marginalised communities around the world have become a vital coping mechanism.
Join us for the launch of the Christian Aid policy paper on peace, illicit economies and the SDGs, followed by an expert panel discussion. The panel discussion will focus on how the illicit economies are a development blind spot and how peace agreements deal with this issue, or not.
The event will be held on Thursday 11 July 2019, 6-8pm Brunei Lecture Theatre, SOAS University, London. Registration is essential.
This Christian Aid policy paper is part of The GCRF research project Drugs and (dis)order: Building sustainable peacetime economies in the aftermath of war. Working in Afghanistan, Colombia and Myanmar, it asks: “How can war economies be transformed into peace economies in regions experiencing, or recovering, from armed conflict?”